Actors Quotes

The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.

- Augusto Boal

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The actor must use his imagination to be able to answer all questions (when, where, why, how). Make the make-believer existence more definite.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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Don't be an actor. Be a human being who works off what exists under imaginary circumstances.

- Sanford Meisner

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Anyone can do theater, even actors. And theater can be done everywhere. Even in a theater.

- Augusto Boal

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Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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You'll never see any two good actors approach a role in the same way.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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Of course, if you have thought up to now that an actor relies merely on inspiration you will have to change your mind. Talent without work is nothing more than raw unfinished material.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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When an actor is completely absorbed by some profoundly moving objective so that he throws his whole being passionately into its execution, he reaches a state we call inspiration.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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An actor has to burn inside with an outer ease.

- Michael Chekhov

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Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.

- Robert Duvall

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Actors should arouse a sense of wonder because of their ability to exceed what the spectators can envision ever being able to do.

- Jerzy Grotowski

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Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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A magician is only an actor - an actor pretending to be a magician.

- Harry Houdini

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The actor is an athlete of the heart.

- Antonin Artaud

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- Ram Dass

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All human beings are Actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe!).

- Augusto Boal

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The Theatre of the Oppressed is theatre in this most archaic application of the word. In this usage, all human beings are Actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe!).

- Augusto Boal

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In nighttime series, the actor gets billing up front on every episode.

- Michael Zaslow

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Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States.

- Mick Jagger

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Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.

- James Dean

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In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel

- Constantin Stanislavski

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A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician.

- Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

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The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.

- Tom Cruise

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The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.

- Peter Jackson

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If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.

- Thornton Wilder

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You grow up in a Sicilian household, becoming an actor is not a big leap.

- Vincent Schiavelli

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Well, I’ve been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.

- Daniel Berrigan

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Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.

- Alfred Hitchcock

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An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

- Anna Kendrick

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To be an actor you have to be a child.

- Paul Newman

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The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

- Robert Mitchum

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On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.

- Aisha Tyler

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Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.

- Benedict Cumberbatch

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It's not my goal to be a famous actor.

- Gavin DeGraw

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Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.

- Steven Spielberg

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More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor

- Bill W.

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Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.

- Roland Emmerich

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Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.

- Renny Harlin

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The inner life of the [imagination], and not the personal and tiny experiential resources of the actor, should be elaborated on the stage and shown to the audience. This life is rich and revealing for the audience as well as for the actor himself.

- Michael Chekhov

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Christina Ricci is amazing, the most professional actor I think I've ever met. You can be chatting with her and when they call action, she's right there.

- Lisa Kudrow

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If there was another Dr. Quinn movie, I would do it in a heartbeat.

- Joe Lando

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Every animator is really an actor performing in slow motion, living the character a drawing at a time.

- John Lasseter

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Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors in the history of ever.

- Ben Barnes

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Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.

- Ellen Terry

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Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles.

- Harry Morgan

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Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be.

- Helen Mirren

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Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.

- Kate Reid

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The Actor should make you forget the existence of author and director, and even forget the actor.

- Paul Scofield

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By instinct I'm an adventurer; by choice I'd like to be a writer; by pure, unadulterated luck, I'm an actor.

- Errol Flynn

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